18 Mar 2014

Fiji reports say Bainimarama's party to be launched in May

3:00 pm on 18 March 2014

Reports from Fiji say Frank Bainimarama will register his political party next month and launch it in May.

FBC News reports the prime minister revealed this on Monday during a tour of the Lau group.

He told the people of Vanuavatu five parties would compete in the elections and 250 names and photos would be on the ballot paper.

He says there would be no campaigning within two weeks of the election date.

Four political parties have so far registered to take part in the elections which the regime has promised by the end of September.

More than half a million voters have registered so far for the polls to vote in Fiji's 50 member parliament which is to be based on a single national constituency.